I worry that in a society determined and shaped almost solely by matters economic we’ll end up knowing the price of everything and the value of nothing.
Just when we were preparing a somewhat relieved post about the Turnbull Government returning (one third of) funds that the Abbott Government clawed away from the arts, and the Prime Minister's speech in praise of the arts at NIDA last week, comes the news of the decimation of 10 youth theatres, the abolition of the Australian Book Council, and yet more kneecapping of Screen Australia.
I don't get it.
Courthouse Youth Arts (Geelong)
Outback Theatre For Young People (NSW)
Southern Edge Arts (WA)
Western Edge Arts (VIC)